Dr. Laverne Lovell, MD

Dr. Laverne Lovell, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Laverne Lovell, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Lovell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lovell "LaVerne R. Lovell | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. LaVerne R. Lovell was born and raised in LaHarpe, IL. After joining the Navy in 1969 he attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1975. Subsequent service included duty as an Officer and Engineer on board the fast attack nuclear submarines USS Sargo and USS Dallas. He was then selected to attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he earned his MD in 1986. His training at Bethesda Naval Hospital included an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery. After the completion of specialty training, Dr. Lovell became the Neurosurgical Department Head at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2000 he completed 30 years of military service and retired at the rank of Captain, USN. Dr. Lovell has been a board certified neurosurgeon practicing in Memphis, TN since 2000. Prior to joining Semmes Murphey, he and Dr. John D. Brophy were principals in the Brophy & Lovell Neurosurgical Clinic with offices in Memphis, Germantown, Jackson, TN and Batesville, MS. He is a member of the AANS, CNS, and TMA, maintaining licensure in TN, VA, MS, and AR. He has been married to Margaret (Peggy) since July 5, 1975. They have three children (Kelly, Hunter, and Conrad) and nine grandchildren. Dr. & Mrs. Lovell are members of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Professional Societies: Tennessee Medical Association Congress of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Neurological Surgeons "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • United States Naval Hospital
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Bethesda Naval Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lovell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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